EMF Effects on Cats & 3 Ways to Protect Against Them

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Cats are very sensitive creatures! They not only pick up on noises and scents, but bad vibes in general. And, some cats can not only sense electromagnetic fields, but are also deeply affected by EMFs.

What are EMFs?

EMF stands for electromagnetic field. These fields are areas of energy that are invisible. Wireless devices such as WiFi and cell phones emit EMFs to during use. Strong sources of power, like power lines, also emit an electrical field.

Cats can sense things that humans may not pick up on.

Are EMFs dangerous to cats?

The jury is still out. As the useage of electronic items has ramped up exponentially over the past decades, greater awareness has emerged of the potential health effects of EMFs. Some sources still insist that they are safe. However, many people and animals are very sensitive to EMFs and feel better when mitigating exposure to them. The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) recommends “continued education on practical ways of reducing exposures to EMFs.” We list a few of these below!

EMF symptoms in cats

EMF symptoms in cats can overlap with symptoms of human exposure. According to this study published by the Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy, these symptoms of EMF sensitivity commonly include:)

  • sleep disturbance/insomnia
  • headache
  • depression/depressive symptoms
  • fatigue/tiredness
  • concentration/attention dysfunction
  • memory changes
  • dizziness
  • irritability
  • loss of appetite/body weight
  • restlessness/anxiety
  • nausea
  • skin burning/tingling/dermographism

Remember that cats don’t like to display signs pain or discomfort. Their symptoms usual masquerade as anxious or other undesirable behaviors.

If your cat is experiencing some of these symptoms, consider that he may be sensitive to EMFs in his environment. EMFs are abundant in today’s digital-centric world.

The degree to which electromagnetic fields affect animals is still not fully understood.

EMF sources that may be affecting your pet:

  • Wifi

If you live in the city, you may have dozens of WiFi networks running through your home. 

  • Smart meters

Some homes have one smart meter, and some have a bank of them for several homes clustered together.

  • Powerlines

According to the National Cancer Institute, “Power lines produce magnetic fields continuously because current is always flowing through them.”

Your cat may be able to hear, feel, or otherwise sense electromagnetic radiation in your home.

Ways to minimize EMF exposure for your feline

1. Leave some space

Keep kitty’s favorite hangouts away from EMF hot spots. Make sure not to put a kitty hammock on a window by the smart meter outside. Don’t put her food bowl next to the microwave, and don’t put an air filter by the cat tree. To see for yourself where your EMF hot spots are, use a simple EMF meter like this one to measure around your home.

2. Remove or Lower Exposures

Block or turn off sources of EMF in your home. Many families turn off the WiFi router at night, since it isn’t being used then anyway. A lot of people report better sleep quality after implementing the habit. There are covers available for smart meters. There are cages available to minimize WiFi radiation while it’s running (without cutting your signal). Unplug air filters and turn off TVs when not in use. All of these tools and strategies will lessen the EMF burden on your sensitive cat.

You could also consider taking your cat outside safely or setting up a safe outdoor space for her to spend time in a place with a lower EMF exposure.

3. Neutralize EMFS

Use an EMF mitigation tool like the Somavedic. This device doesn’t block EMF signals; instead, it relies on the controlled release of energy from its gemstone core. This release creates a frequency bubble that passes through the walls of your home to neutralize the effects of EMF on the living creatures who reside there. Frequency therapy sounds unusual, but it’s not too different from sound therapy or light therapy. Reviewers of Somavedic’s products report better sleep, improved blood pressure, lower stress levels and positive psychological effects. For a 10% discount, use the code LOVETHESECATS at checkout.

A Somavedic device for the mitigation of EMF effects on cats and humans alike
This device can mitigate stress on your sensitive pet from environmental EMFs.

If your cat is displaying signs of EMF sensitivity, it may be worth a try to implement a few of these strategies. And you never know – your kitty might feel better, and you might too!

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